Latest Coronavirus Update For Today, Wed., April 1st, 2020

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Welcome to the coverage of the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) update for today Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, on Concise News.

Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria Rise To 174

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Wednesday night confirmed 23 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total to 174.

Concise News reports that nine of the latest cases were recorded in Lagos state, seven in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, while five were confirmed in Akwa Ibom, with Kaduna and Bauchi recording one each.

“Twenty-three new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos, 7 in the FCT, 5 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Bauchi State,” the health agency tweeted.

Nigeria Records 12 New Cases, Total Now 151

The total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has risen to 151 with the confirmation of 12 cases on Wednesday by the country’s disease control centre.

Concise News reports that nine of the new cases were confirmed in Osun state, two in Edo and one in Ekiti, according to a tweet on the verified handle of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“Twelve new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State,” it read.

Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Rise To 139

Nigeria has recorded four new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 139, Concise News reports. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday night. According to the NCDC, three of the cases are in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, while one is in Lagos, which houses most of the cases.

Reps Donate Salaries For Two Months

Members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives have resolved to donate their salaries for the next two months to support the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila announced in a statement on Tuesday that the donation would be independent of the contributions by individual lawmakers to alleviate the hardship that their constituents face due to the virus.

Test Results Of Police I.G., 11 Other Officers In Nigeria Revealed

The highest-ranking police officer in Nigeria, Mohammed Adamu, has tested negative for the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the force said on Tuesday. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) submitted samples on Friday, March 27, and “received the result of the test this morning, 31st March, 2020,” according to a statement on the verified Facebook page of the force.

NCDC To Conduct 1,500 Coronavirus Tests Daily

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, says the agency would have the capacity to carry out 1, 000 to 1,5000 COVID-19 tests on a daily basis by the end of the week. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Ihekweazu said laboratories were like power plants and could not be built overnight but the agency is putting in efforts to improve and increase capacity.

Nigerian Govt Suspends Electricity Tariff Increase

The Nigerian government has directed Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in the country to suspend the proposed tariff increase. Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) made this known in a statement on Tuesday. According to the commission, the suspension is due to the adverse effects of the coronavirus that has affected the global economy and Nigerians are also bearing the brunt.

Bauchi Govt Confirms Third Coronavirus Case

Another person in Bauchi State has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) virus, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Sen.Baba Tela disclosed on Tuesday. Updating journalists on the situation in the state, Tela, who doubles as the Chairman, Task Force Committee on COVID-19, said the individual is a 55- year- old man.

Buhari Shows Nigerians How To Stop COVID-19 Spread (Pictures)

The Presidency on Tuesday posted pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari washing his hands as a way of encouraging the public to carry out the measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Washing hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on one’s hands, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

That’s all for now on the latest coronavirus news on Concise News. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this online news medium.

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